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Adventures on the Wine Route, 25th Anniversary Edition

Kermit Lynch

Includes a new epilogue, bringing the narrative up to date, and a list of Kermit’s twenty-five most memorable wines.

Kermit’s book changed my thinking about wine. Colorful encounters with larger-than-life personalities, the primacy of the land and authenticity, plus a good dose of humorous anecdotes to keep you entertained. This book deserves to stay in print forever!” — Alice Waters

“One of the finest American books on wine.” — Eric Asimov, The New York Times

Adventures on the Wine Route is the best book I’ve ever read about wine. Kermit Lynch is as brilliant a writer as he is a taster, and his quest for authentic wine is more relevant than ever.” — Jay McInerney

“I am simply thrilled by [Adventures on the Wine Route]. I am bowled over by [Kermit Lynch’s] blend of poetry and candour. What heaven-sent common sense.” — Hugh Johnson

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Clark Terry's Pick

If you don’t follow the wine press, I will forgive you and let you in on a secret: Kermit’s book is always on the list of best wine books to give as a gift. A bottle of wine from KLWM and this book; that's a perfect gift!


Nearly all wine books are written by experts whose intention is primarily to inform or to educate. They give little aesthetic pleasure. Kermit Lynch is certainly an expert, but his book, Adventures on the Wine Route, is also a great pleasure to read. I enjoyed it more than any other wine book I have read. - Roald Dahl

I am simply thrilled by it. I am bowled over by his blend of poetry and candour. What heaven-sent common sense. - Hugh Johnson

Quirky, opinionated, maddening, hilarious...riveting, illuminating, totally original...Strongly recommended. - Clive Coates

In Kermit Lynch's small, true, delightful book there is more understanding about what wine really is than in everything else I have read. - Victor Hazan

Old wine bottles

Let the brett nerds retire into protective bubbles, and whenever they thirst for wine it can be passed in to them through a sterile filter. Those of us on the outside can continue to enjoy complex, natural, living wines.

Inspiring Thirst, page 236